Career Fair Connects Students With Hospitality Industry


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The hiring fair taking place April 3 will bring interested students together with hospitality professionals working in the field.

The office of Career Services on the San Jacinto College North Campus will host a hiring fair April 3 aimed at connecting students interested in the hospitality industry with professionals working in the field.

Jiselle Wilson, a North Campus Career Specialist who organized the Hospitality Professions Career Fair, said it gives students a chance to establish professional relationships and either enter the workforce or improve their existing career path.

“This event puts our community to work giving them the opportunity to seek better employment,” Wilson said.

Furthermore, San Jac employment fairs are open to the public giving both students and the community at large a chance to mingle with professionals. However, lackluster attendance leads Wilson to think students do not understand the fairs’ value in helping their careers.

“Most students believe that employers are only looking for candidates with experience and degrees, which is not true,” she said. “Employers are looking specifically for community college students to supply them with internships, which could lead to full-time employment.”

Meanwhile, Wilson warned attendees should dress appropriately and prepare to interact with prospective employers asking questions.

“They will be ready to talk about your classes, any related projects, and the opportunities they have available,” she said.

In addition to the hospitality sector, Career Services organizes employment events for business, healthcare, and industrial technology.

With an array of employment fairs presented throughout the semester, Wilson said she hopes students invest their time and attend so they can reap the benefits.

“We want this event to continue to grow for our students,” she said, “so we can continue to provide them with great opportunities.”

The Hospitality Professions Career Fair takes place at 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on April 3 in Room 200 (Monument Room) of the Student Center (N12) on the North Campus.